5 Steps of Lasik Surgery
1) Before the surgery takes place Dr. Chua will measure the dimensions and properties of the untreated eye using techniques such as wavefront analysis and topographical mapping using instruments such as a pachymeter. After this Dr. Chua will be able to calculate the necessary and precise amount of LASIK eye surgery correction to be conducted.
2) During the process of eye surgery a special precision instrument called a microkeratome will create an incredibly thin and accurate corneal flap of corneal tissue from the surface of the eye. The surgeon will replace the corneal flap in the same position once the LASIK procedure is completed.
3) The surgeon Dr. Chua will then raise the corneal flap and use an excimer laser to sculpt the bed of the cornea to match the dimensions determined previous to the surgery.
4) The corneal flap is then replaced and, within minutes, natural forces hold the corneal flap in place. This is when the LASIK eye surgery is completed.
5) In just a few hours after the eye surgery, the surface of the cornea starts to grow over the cut edge of the corneal flap in order to seal it into position. Healing is complete within a week or so after LASIK treatment.